SF4 Guy: Trials 7


#1

I’ve started working my way through Guy’s Trials and have become stuck on Trial 7. The instructions state that I should perform a Crouching Medium Punch and then a Standing Light Punch. This seems simple enough, but in practice my ability to successfully perform the actions is rather sporadic. After having read through the Saikyo Dojo Execution Guide, I think that this Trial may be a Link, but I’m not sure (is there any indication as to whether I should be attempting to perform a Link versus a Cancel, etc?). Any pointers on how to improve? Also, can something like this be simulated from the Training Stage, or would it need to be trained from the Trials?


#2

usually cancels can be determined somewhat intuitively. target combos like mp-hp and certain light attacks chaining into themselves are cancels. things that just don’t look like they would be natural combos are usually links.

c.mp, s.lp is a link, so you have to press the lp once the previous move is finished animating, including the part when guy pulls his arm back from it. iirc this isn’t that tight of a link so practice alone can be fine. later on, you can read about double tapping or plinking, but i don’t think these are necessary for this combo. anything in the trials can be done in training mode instead.


#3

Thanks Gaijinblaze! I figured out that I needed to set the Training Stage Block Option to Auto Block in order to emulate the Trials Stage. After this, training was much faster.